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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by KaptJaq, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Sandy knocked a lot of trees down on our street. Three blocked the road at the end of my driveway. A huge red oak toppled from my neighbor's property. It took down a beech and another tree (maple?) near the road. All three were completely across the road with the top of the oak hung on the power lines across the street.

    The first picture is what it looked like the morning after the storm.
    The second shows where the wood is today. I have not gotten to the bottom half of the red oak yet. I need a bigger saw for that. My blade is 18" and it only goes about 2/3s through the trunk.

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    KaptJaq

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  2. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Careful saw work and a sharp chain and you can cut some big wood with your 18. I bet saws are selling at 2 or 3 times their normal price now. Why do some feel the need to take advanage of others in difficult times?<>
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  3. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Lets hope this doesn't become the"norm".
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  4. ScotO

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    Looks like a double benefit there, Kapt. You're helping clean up your local area, which I'm sure makes the neighborhood very appreciative. AND, you're getting lots and lots of future heat out of it (not to mention a good bit of heat with the workout you do while collecting the wood)! ;)
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  5. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    The pile just keeps growing. I have not traveled more than 100 yards from my driveway yet and still only working on trees laying on the ground. The rounds in the truck are the next section of the red oak that was across the road. Borrowed a Stihl 362 with a new chain on a 22"(?) bar. I'm spoiled!

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    KaptJaq

    EDIT: It was probably a 20" bar on the Stihl
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  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good scrounging. Keep it coming.
    Get what you can now, might be a long time before an event like this makes scrounged wood plentiful.

    maybe a clean up crew will come by with a big saw & they'll cut the trunk up for you ;)
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  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Kapt.Jaq, that 18" bar going 2/3 through the log just means it is plenty big enough. You can cut trees twice the length of your bar. Good for you getting the wood.
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  8. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    The 18" bar is on an inexpensive 13 year old 33cc engine. When the full bar is buried it bogs down a lot, even with a sharp chain. The Stihl took two passes to cut the rounds (20" bar, about 30" rounds) but went through like the oak was butter. It had enough power to keep the chain up to speed...

    KaptJaq
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Sounds good Kapt.

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